The final Directive, as adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 29.092014 following the inter-institutional negotiations
Requires Member States to develop national policy frameworks for the market development of alternative fuels and their infrastructure;Foresees the use of common technical specifications for recharging and refuelling stations,paves the way for setting up appropriate consumer information on alternative fuels, including a clear and sound price comparison methodology.
Pursuant to Article 17(1) of the Directive 2010/40/EU , the Member States had to submit to the Commission by 27 August 2011 a report on their national activities and projects regarding the priority areas referred to in Article 2 of and in Annex I to the Directive 2010/40/EU.
CO-GISTICS is the first European project fully dedicated to the deployment of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) focused on logistics. CO-GISTICS services are deployed in 7 European logistics hubs- Arad (Romania), Bordeaux (France), Bilbao (Spain), Frankfurt (Germany), Thessaloniki (Greece), Trieste (Italy) and Vigo (Spain). CO-GISTICS’ partners will work together for three years on the installation and running of cooperative services on at least 315 vehicles (trucks and vans).
Italy has transposed the ITS Directive (Dir. 2010/40/CE) through Article 8 of the Law-Decree n. 179/2012. Complying to that article, this Decree sets the basic guidelines to ensure the design, deployment and development of ITS in Italy, in a way which is coordinated, integrated and consistent with policies and activities at EU level. These guidelines are the methodological and operational basis for the subsequent definition of a national Action Plan on the development of ITS
S.I. No. 366 of 2008 of the ROAD TRAFFIC (CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2008 was applied on 1st November 2013. These regulations provide that 4.65 metres is the maximum height limit for vehicles in Ireland. In line with these regulations as of 1st November 2013 it is no longer possible to obtain a transit permit for an over height vehicle.
Freilot is a large European test project in which new automotive and traffic technologies were developed and tested with the aim of significantly reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in freight traffic in urban areas. The project has been successfully completed. What is the goal? The goal is ultimately to reduce the energy consumption and emissions of urban freight traffic by 25% through, among other things, allowing trucks to influence traffic lights and "in-car" advice to the driver during the journey to drive as energy-efficiently as possible. Apart from in Helmond, the system has also been tested in Lyon, Bilbao and Krakow, with support from the European Commission.
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